EVENTS & NEWS
Friday Night Wine & Outdoor Music Series — June 30th — 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Salsa Brava is a Southern Oregon eight-piece salsa band plays hot and spicy Latin grooves that awaken the senses. Join us this Friday evening and dance the night away outside on the patio!
The band has performed throughout the Southern Oregon region this year including; Monthly at Edenvale Winery during the summer, The Greenshow @ OSF, The Mid-Summers Festival in Ashland, Sunday evenings at The Avalon Bar and Grill in Talent and The Red Lion in Medford, The Art Along the Rogue in Grants Pass, The Talent Harvest Festival, Listo Fundraiser, Carpenter’s Awards @ RVMC as well as private parties and weddings.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming performances:
• July 7th — Blowin’ Smoke
• July 14th — Blue Lightning Dance Band
• July 21st — Rogue Suspects
• July 28th — Brian Swan Band
Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series — June 28th — 5:30 pm
Join us on June 28th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm in the tasting room for our very own Wednesday Evening Wine & Music Series featuring The Brothers Reed.
Steen & Hallie from Butcher & Baker Catering will be serving some of the best food in the valley.
Why You Might Prefer Low Tannin Red Wines
Everyone has their own taste preferences and some of us prefer to avoid wines with high tannins. Tannins occur naturally in plants and in wine grapes. Still, though, some of us need to avoid them. Why?
Yo Yo, RoxyAnn Peoples!!
Ok, the time has (finally) come for another Winemakers Corner. It’s called that because Fred actually does keep me in my corner. As I sit here in the Bunker (in my corner) coughing with a runny nose I wonder if I’m the only Winemaker in the World allergic to grape pollen?? (yes, actually true!)
The sun has finally come out, flowering is in full bloom (ok, bad pun!), and the vines are crying ‘Bright Light, Bright Light’ and doing their “Salutations to the Sun”!! The cool weather and small amount of rain that we’ve gotten in the last couple of weeks shouldn’t have made too much of a problem with the set. But time will tell. The vines are currently growing like proverbial weeds and we are having a hard time keeping up with their growth. We’re in the middle of moving the growing shoots into a vertical almost wall looking pattern. This is called vertical shoot positioning and gives the vines the most amount of sunlight on the leaves throughout the day. This will in turn let them mature and ripen the fruit as quickly and evenly as possible. Since we have a fairly short growing season here in Southern Oregon (and seemingly even shorter this year) we need things to progress along as smoothly as possible. Next will come shoot thinning, followed by leaf removal, suckering (I can’t make this stuff up folks!), then crop thinning and removing any clusters that don’t turn color (golden or red). And the next thing you know it will be harvest!
But between now and then we will have our BIG bottling for the year in July. So expect to see the three us looking tired and maybe a little grumpy in the middle of the month. Oh, and that Giant truck parked in the middle of the parking lot!
Take care, enjoy your Summer. Remember to include RoxyAnn in ALL your activities, and drink all you want we’ll make more!!
Featured Artist — June 2017
Jessy Carrara is our featured artist this month. Stop by the tasting room to meet Jessy on Sunday, June 4th from 2 to 5 pm. Enjoy LIVE music featuring Harmless Addiction from 3 to 5 pm.
I have always liked to draw and paint. Before I ever touched a piece of stained glass I used to draw stained glass designs because I liked the line drawings. Once I learned how to craft glass into stained glass panels in the early 80’s, I was hopelessly hooked.
Over the years I have explored mosaics, sandblasted glass, torch work, fused glass and painting with glass enamels. I love it all! Each medium of glass work offers its own unique qualities and can be combined with other facets until you have an incredible piece of work.
In 1983 I started my first stained glass studio and over thirty years, and many commissions, classes and clients later it has all been a wonderful investment of time.
I attended the World Glass Congress Expo in Las Vegas, Reno and Seattle. I served on the Board of Directors for the International Guild of Glass Artists from 1992-1995. I had the pleasure of doing work for Jimmy Buffett in the mid-nineties and Sammy Ha- gar’s website in the late nineties. I have completed 7 large church windows for Zion Lutheran Church in Medford. I received a Ruby Award in 2013 from the North Valley Soroptimists for our Flowers of Hope; a program where our students and customers build 8” x 8” glass panels to be given to women diagnosed with breast cancer. We collect them all year, have an Artist’s Reception with all the panels on display, then deliver them to Women’s Imaging at Rogue Valley Hospital for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. This is our 13th year and we have collected over 800 panels.
The last few years I have been concentrating more on glass fusing and incorporating painting with glass enamels. The challenge with stained glass, for me, was to get more detail in the design. Fused glass really allows you to do that. Stained glass done well, can be difficult, exacting and demanding. Glass fusing is more free and open and the possibilities are endless.
I have lived in the Rogue Valley for almost 50 years and I’m constantly inspired by the beauty that surrounds us every day.
RoxyAnn Vintage Wine Discovery
Whenever I shop, I always visit the wine section. This past weekend I stopped in the Ruch Market. To my surprise there were a selection of 2010 Sky Hill Red and 2011 Syrah. We are currently sold out of those two vintages in the tasting room. So, the next time you are en route to the Applegate stop by the Ruch Market and visit the wine section.
Dotty’s Fresh Strawberry White Wine Cooler
A better way to cool off from the heat with a new addiiton from our wine and beverage list. Enjoy a glass of RoxyAnn White Wine combined with fresh strawberry pureé made from scratch. Ask for it by name.
4 New Wines at RoxyAnn
We are now offering 4 new vintages of our award winning wine in the tasting room; 2013 Malbec, 2013 Petite Sirah, 2013 Tempranillo, 2014 Chardonnay.
- 2013 Malbec — This wine exhibits pronounced flavors of Blueberry, blackberry, currant, mocha, earth, cedar, and sweet vanillin oak. This medium-bodied wine is rich, balanced, and soft. Silky tannins and a long persistent finish make it a wonderfully versatile food wine.
- 2013 Petite Sirah — This is a bold and balanced example of Petite Sirah. The wine exhibits all the power and concentration that defines the varietal. It shows flavors of blueberries and ripe plums, backed up with a restrained oak balance. Big, round, balanced tannins give this wine a long and full finish. This is a wine for people who like full-bodied wines.
- 2013 Tempranillo — Dense and concentrated, the 2013 RoxyAnn Tempranillo offers notes of dark raspberry fruit wrapped in leather, earth and spicy oak. The pallet offers blueberry, blackberry, candied rhubarb, all framed in sweet vanillin oak. The structure is rich and supple, with smooth polished tannins that bring balance to the persistent finish.
- 2014 Chardonnay — Polished, lively, and refined, with aromas of pretty white peach, kiwi, and green apple. Rich and powerful, with citrus-laced creamy nectarine flavors, framed in a subtle vanillin oak finish.
Vist the tasting room today for a glass!
The Cottage at Hillcrest Orchard
This historic little cottage boasts an incredible location for wine tasting and gorgeous views. Located on the grounds of the 250 acre Hillcrest Orchard Estate and RoxyAnn Winery, The Cottage will not disappoint for your next getaway!
Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting or glass of wine at the RoxyAnn Tasting Room.
“This place is a rare find for all the right reasons! Easily one of the coolest Airbnbs that I’ve stayed at. I arrived on a Friday night just in time for the live band and food truck by the tasting room. Barbara provided all the information and made sure everything was taken care of during my short stay. Make sure you get there early to taste some wine (the Malbec was my favorite). The staff are super friendly and the room is filled with witty wine quotes. Will definitely stay here again next time! PS. do NOT leave this place without getting a few bottles of wine =).”
“Terry and Barbara’s cottage was great! We went after harvest and the grounds are still beautiful. The staff in the tasting room was super friendly and even helped explain some of the wines to novice drinkers. We will definitely book this place again for our next journey through the area. Tastefully remodeled and comfortable all around!”
Claret Awarded GOLD Medal from Sunset Magazine
RoxyAnn Winery 2012 Claret was an award winner at Sunset Magazine’s 5th Annual International Wine Competition!
This year, Sunset had over 3,000 entries from the United States and around the world. The judging, held at their new Cornerstone campus on April 25 and 26, was conducted by 50 of the most respected wine experts in the West, led by honorary chairs Joel Peterson, founder and winemaker, Ravenswood; and Sara Schneider, Sunset’s Wine Editor.
RoxyAnn Joins the Bear Creek Trail of Wineries!
One of the most popular wine tasting rooms in East Medford, RoxyAnn Winery is a hotspot for events throughout the entire year as well as a relaxing place to sip some of Southern Oregon’s best wines while enjoying the view of the vineyards along the slopes of RoxyAnn Peak.
Visitors to the Bear Creek Wine Trail will now get to stamp their passports at the historic Hillcrest barn at RoxyAnn Winery.
Southern Oregon — WineEnthusiast’s Top 10 Travel Destinations
We all know the story of Oregon wine no longer begins and ends with Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon has be hailed by WineEnthusiast as one of “The 10 Best Travel Destinations” in the world!
By the way, if you are wondering who is toasting a glass of bubbles in the “Where to Dine” section, it is our very own Steven Addington. It was an incredible evening of amazing food and wine spent with Eric & Julie Weisinger and friends at The Loft in downtown Ashland.
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2016 Winners
From the San Francisco Chronicle, “Congratulations on your awards at the 2016 competition. We are pleased to provide you with a list of your awards winners.”
Southern Oregon Wines Love to Fly FREE!
Extended through 2017, the Oregon Wines Fly Free program allows Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members to check one case of wine at no cost on their return flight departing from one of four Oregon airports, as well as Walla Walla, Washington. As a bonus, inbound visitors can receive complimentary tastings at any participating winery by showing their Alaska Airlines boarding passes within a week of arrival.
Membership in Alaska Airlines’ award-winning Mileage Plan is free and customers can join at www.alaskaair.com.
Jack Day | CEO & Founder
Jack has a keen ability to connect the familial roots of this business with the future of where the wine industry is headed in Southern Oregon. He has a sharp mind paired with a clever wit that makes him someone you easily want to be around. He takes an invested interest in each and every one of his employees and goes above an beyond to pay attention to individual strengths that makes each person unique.